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BC Human Rights Tribunal - File Number 8853

Sent:
October 10, 2011
To:
BC Human Rights Tribunal
Subject:
BC Human Rights Tribunal - File Number 8853

October 7, 2011

BC Human Rights Tribunal
1170 - 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3

To Whom It May Concern:

SUBJECT: FILE NUMBER 8853

My name is Donna Jodhan, and I am the national president of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians. A few weeks ago, one of our members, Miles Motture, contacted me with regard to a representative human rights complaint that he has filed with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Miles is a partially sighted law student who requires his texts in electronic format in order to be able to pursue his studies. In addition, he needs to be able to receive these electronic texts in the same way that all other students can. That is, in a timely way and not having to wait for lengthy periods of time before receiving them.

At the present time and due to University of Victoria policy along with stipulations from the publishers, Miles has to wait for more than eight weeks at any given time before receiving his texts in an accessible and readable format. This poses a serious hazard to his ability to pursue and complete his studies in the same way as a mainstream student.

The AEBC fully supports Miles in his efforts to pursue his chosen studies and would be willing to act in an intermediary role to ensure that he is able to receive his texts in a timely manner.

I shall look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. You may contact me via email at djodhan@blindcanadians.ca

Yours Sincerely

Donna Jodhan
President, Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

History

  • This letter, #2280 was sent October 10, 2011 to BC Human Rights Tribunal: BC Human Rights Tribunal - File Number 8853

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